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IMA Signs MoU with Canadian University

21st October 2019 Venue: CUB Click here
Educational Collaboration & Resource Sharing Between CUB & IMA
International Maritime Academy (IMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB) in education and training cooperation on 21st October 2019 at the University Campus. Cadets after successful completion of two years course from IMA and one-year sea service will have scope to pursue higher education (undergraduate)degree course in Shipping and Maritime Science in Canadian University of Bangladesh with credit transfer facilities of maximum 75 Credit Hours (CH). The students can then complete six semesters within a period of seven years and get their undergraduate degree from the university. The MoU also includes resource sharing with CUB in the use of the facilities of IMA for further advancement of maritime education. The Vice Chancellor of CUB, Dr. Mohammad. Mahfuzul Islam signed the MoU on behalf of the university and Capt. Zaki Ahad FNI signed on behalf of IMA. The Vice Chancellor of CUB, Managing Director of IMA, Mr. Emdadul Haque Chowdhury, Capt. Kazi Ali Imam, Head of the Marine faculty of CUB spoke on the occasion on the importance of resource sharing and closer collaboration between the university and the academy. The Commandant of IMA praised the initiative of CUB in rendering the opportunity to IMA cadets to further their formal academic career which is fully recognized. The students of IMA will get special preference in enhancing their career with the degree that will be conferred on completion of their studies in CUB; something that the parents of the cadets had always desired. IMA has fulfilled its obligation to provide opportunity for its trainees both at sea and ashore and treat the opportunity as a milestone in maritime education and training in Bangladesh.

Passing out ceremony of 8th Batch Pre-sea Cadets of IMA

22nd March 2019 Venue: IMA Click here
Passing out ceremony of 8th Batch Pre-sea Cadets of IMA
On 22nd March 2019, the passing out ceremony of 8th batch cadets took place in IMA permanent campus. Honorable Member of parliament Begum Meher Afroze Chumki, Chairperson of the parliamentary standing committee on Women and Children affairs ministry was the chief guest. Honorable Secretary, Ministry of Shipping Mr. Md. Abdus Samad was the Special Guest. Honorable Director General, Department of Shipping, Commodore Syed Ariful Islam, (TAS), ndc, psc, BN was the Guest of Honor. A smart march past, wearing smart outfit were performed by the cadets. Several government officials, distinguished guests and proud parents of the 8th batch cadets enjoyed the programmed. Cadet Tasnim received the Gold medal for all round performance, Cadet Ibrahim & Mehedi were awarded with Silver medal for academic performance. Chief guest, special guest and guest of honor were presented with commemorative crest. The event was called off with Cake cutting and sumptuous lunch.

8th & 9th Batch Cadets Mess Night 2018

13th December 2018 Venue: IMA Click here
IMA 8th & 9th Batch Mess Night 2018
On 13th December 2018 IMA organized Annual Cultural Programme performed by 8th batch and 9th batch combined. Cultural activity is very important for an academy cadet to get a relief from it’s hectic schedule. It prepares the cadets for real world and add additional quality thus strengthening their personal skills.Cadets within their limited resources, turned the evening into colourful one. The complete academy was decorated. The Auditorium was decorated with paintings, placards, own made flowers, ships, oceans and what not.Programme started with national anthem. It was a programme with all genre of cultural arena such as music, dance, jokes and drama. They made the instructors also to take part in a game. Family members of instructors were also present in the programme and appreciated the event. The programme ended with the valuable speech from the commandant of the academy Capt Zaki Ahad. Finally, a sumptuous dinner was arranged for all. Management always encourages the cadets to arrange such activities which are in line with educational objectives and meets the requirement of healthy and peaceful mind.

New Take Over Vessel "M.V. Ferrum Australis"

04th December 2018 Venue: Shanghai Click here
Ferrum Australis
On December 04, 2018 at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd 187,000 DWT new building Cape size Vessel MV FERRUM AUSTRALIS was manned by Bangladeshi seafarers from Haque & Sons Ltd. Twenty-one seafarers including officers, ratings and three International Maritime Academy cadets joined the vessel under the excellent leadership of Capt. Forkan Ahmed Nahid and Chief Engineer Md. Selim Miah. Special Thanks to Taga San of Santoku Senpaku for providing our seafarers the opportunity to man this beautiful vessel. Capt. G.M. Quadrey Executive Director and Emdadul H Chowdhury Managing Director of Haque & Sons Ltd attended the delivery ceremony along with official delegates from Santoku Senpaku, Rio Tinto among other dignitaries. Haque & Sons Ltd is proud to be part of the process in grooming, training and maintaining the pool of Santoku Senpaku crew since 2011. These vessels will be operated under Tinto Group is an Anglo-Australian multinational and one of the world's largest metals and mining corporations. Haque & Sons Ltd wishes all the success to all the seafarers sailing on board MV FERRUM AUSTRALIS.

New Take Over Vessel "M.V. Meishan Bridge"

6th June 2018 Venue: Imabari Click here
Meishan Bridge
On June 06, 2018 at Imabari Shipbuilding Shipyard 14,000-TUES new building container vessel MV Meishan Bridge was taken over by Bangladeshi seafarers from Haque & Sons Ltd. This is the first time in history of Bangladesh where Ultra Large Container series vessel of 14,000 was taken over by 23 seafarers including officers and ratings under the excellent leadership of Capt. Omar Kabir and Chief Engineer Md Ali Hassan from Bangladesh. Special Thanks to KLSM Singapore and K-LINE Japan for providing our seafarers the opportunity to man this beautiful vessel. Capt. Saydur Rahman Executive Director and Shichida San of HSL Tokyo attended the delivery ceremony along with official delegates from Kline Group.
Tokyo-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) took delivery of the 14,000-TEU at Imabari Shipbuilding Company's Hiroshima Shipyard in Japan. "K" Line has a total of five ULCSs scheduled for delivery this year.
Haque & Sons is proud to be part of the process in grooming, training and maintaining the pool of KLSM crew since 1997. These vessels will be operated under Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), a joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd ("MOL"), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha ("NYK").
Haque & Sons wishes all the success of K-LINE and the seafarers sailing on board.

Passing Out Ceremony of IMA 4th Batch Ratings

10th April 2018 Venue: IMA Click here
4th Batch Ratings
The 4th Batch IMA Ratings had their Certificate Graduation Ceremony on April 10th 2018. 50 Deck, Engine and Saloon Ratings Passed out from IMA who will be fully employed onboard Haque & Sons Ltd managed vessels. Silver Medal was given to Deck Rating Mahbubur Rahman , Engine Rating MD. Earfanul Hoque Ahad & Saloon Rating Rahul Dey. Chairman, Managing Director, along with Commandant and Principal of IMA attended the ceremony.

Passing out ceremony of 7th Batch Pre-sea Cadets of IMA

29th March 2018 Venue: IMA Click here
7th Batch Cadets
The ceremonial passing out ceremony of the 7th batch of pre-sea cadets on International Maritime Academy was held on 29th March 2018. In line with the tradition of the academy, march past by the passing out cadets in presence of their proud parents and other dignitaries was the show of the occasion.
The occasion started with recitation from the Holy Quran. The smartly turned out cadets in their ceremonial attire had indeed put up a good show. Cadet Towfiq Bin Alam has been awarded the gold medal for his all-round outstanding performance. He has also been performing as the Chief Cadet Captain for the last term. Cadet Joydev Biswas was judged as the best nautical cadet and has been awarded the Silver Medal and Cadet S M Aseer Intisar Boby was awarded the silver medal as the best engineering cadet.
The 7th batch cadets have already been selected by prime foreign principals for their employment and the procedure for obtaining their employment formalities is already on.
The session was rounded off with a festive luncheon where the commemorative cake was cut by the chief guest and representatives from the passing out batch of cadets.

4th Batch of IMA Ratings

1st August 2017 Venue: IMA
3rd batch ratings
4th Batch of Ratings of IMA commenced their training with 10 Deck trainee ratings; 8 Engine Ratings trainee; 07 Fitter ratings; 07 Cook Ratings and 8 Steward ratings. They are expected to finish their course by end January 2018.

3rd Batch IMA Ratings Passing out Ceremony

18th May 2017 Venue: IMA Click here
3rd batch ratings
The passing out ceremony of the 3rd Batch Ratings of International Maritime Academy (IMA) was held at the Campus on 18th May 2017. In this session 48 Ratings have been Successfully Completed their training from Deck, Engine & Saloon division. Gold Medal was given to Deck Rating Md. Zahir Chowdhury, Engine Rating Md. Imran Talukder & Saloon Rating Md. Mehedi Hasan. Chairman, Managing Director, along with Commandant and Principal of IMA attended the ceremony. Executive Directors of Haque & Sons Ltd graced the occasion. IMA 2nd batch 30 ratings are all onboard vessel and presently completing their required sea time.

New International Maritime Academy Workshop

22nd February 2017 Venue: IMA Click here
new worshop
The erection of the workshop was completed in early 2017 and was inaugurated on 22nd of February by the honorable shipping minister Shajahan Khan MP and Watanabe San Managing Director of MOL Chemical Tanker Pte Ltd. The same day when seventh batch cadets passed out. Many dignitaries, national and foreign, graced the inauguration ceremony. The new IMA workshop is over 10,000 square feet two storied building having latest equipment and machineries.

IMA 6th Batch Cadets Passing Out Ceremony

22nd February 2017 Venue: IMA Click here
6th batch pasing out
The passing out ceremony of the 6th Batch of Pre-sea Cadets of International Maritime Academy (IMA) was held at the Campus on 22nd February 2017. (75) Cadets have Successfully Completed their training this year from Nautical and Engineering division. On the occasion of Passing out Mr. Shajahan Khan, MP, Hon’ble Minister for the Ministry of Shipping (MOS) attended as the Chief Guest. Ms. Meher Afroze Chumki, hon’ble State Minister for Ministry of Women and Children Affairs as special guest and Mr. Ashok Madhob Roy, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping and Commodore Syed Ariful Islam (TAS), ndc, psc, BN, Director General of Shipping attended as guest of honor. Eight Foreign guests representing owners/ship Managers were also present.

IMA 6th Batch Cadets Debate Competition

1st September 2016 Venue: IMA Auditorium Click here
debate
IMA 6th Batch Cadets debate competition was held in IMA Auditorium. Topic was " TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING OUR LIFE COMFORTABLE AS THE WORLD IS MOVING AHEAD" Two teams debated issues of how technology makes life easier, efficient & faster while opposition team discussed using technology and social media for organizing political movements, cyber bullying, to harm or embarrass people’s privacy etc. The debate was thoughtful, enthusiastic and well prepared.

2nd Batch pre-sea ratings certificate award ceremony

7th April 2016 Venue: IMA Click here
2nd batch ratings
The 2nd Batch IMA Ratings had their Certificate Graduation Ceremony on April 7th 2016. 30 Deck Engine and Saloon Ratings Passed out from IMA who will be fully employed onboard Haque & Sons Ltd managed vessels. Gold Medal was given to Saloon Rating Md. Abu Raihan & Engine Rating Ashiqul Hai Moin. IMA first batch 30 ratings are all onboard vessel and presently completing their required sea time.

IMA 5th Batch Cadets Passing Out Ceremony

23rd February 2016 Venue: IMA Click here
5th batch passing out
The passing out ceremony of the 5th Batch of Pre-sea Cadets of International Maritime Academy was held at the Campus on 23rd February 2016 . 115 Cadets have passed out this year from Nautical and Engineering division, Mr. Shajahan Khan, Minister for the Ministry of Shipping, attended the Occasion as a Chief guest & Mrs. Meher Afroze Chumki, State Minister for Ministry of Women and Children Affairs was Present as a Special guest.

5th Batch Cadets Mess Night

17th September 2015 Venue: IMA Click here
mess night
5th Batch Cadets Mess Night 2015.

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